Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space

Guest Artists Space (G. A. S.) Foundation (Nigeria), a non-profit founded by Yinka Shonibare CBE RA dedicated to facilitating international cultural exchange and the development of creative and research practices through residencies, education and collaboration.

The Foundation’s ambition is to encourage critical and engaging practices in the fields of contemporary art, design, architecture, agriculture and ecology with the space to research, experiment, share, educate and develop ideas.

2022 sees the exciting launch of Guest Artists Space; a pair of multi-use live/work residency spaces in the heart of the dynamic city of Lagos and on a rural working farm in Ijebu, Ogun State. Building on the success of Guest Projects, London, G.A.S. Foundation serves as an extension of the original residency programme with a focus on establishing a critical centre of research and experimentation in West Africa. G.A.S. Foundation will host cultural exchanges where international participants live and work, alongside their African peers for up to three months whilst engaging in public programmes.

Latest G.A.S. Foundation News

Our First Big Give Funded Resident, Seyi Adelekun, Joins the G.A.S. Farm House

Our First Big Give Funded Resident,...

In November last year, our partner organisation Yinka Shonibare Foundation joined the Big Give...

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Meet AER Resident Antoinette Yetunde Oni

Meet AER Resident Antoinette Yetunde...

Antoinette Yetunde Oni, M:ARCH Architecture student from Central Saint Martins is the...

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Digital Residency Recipient Chiizii Launches Her Archive Of Igbo Food Culture

Digital Residency Recipient Chiizii...

Artist, researcher and PhD student Chiizii has used her Guest Projects Digital residency to...

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Meet AER Resident Mariam Hava Aslam

Meet AER Resident Mariam Hava Aslam

Mariam Hava Aslam, M:ARCH Architecture alumnus from Central Saint Martins is the first of two...

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Emma Prempeh Joins G.A.S. Lagos as the Inaugural Tiwani Contemporary Artist in Residence

Emma Prempeh Joins G.A.S. Lagos as...

Last week, Lagos and London based gallery Tiwani Contemporary announced their representation of...

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Looking Back At Our First Resident's Presentation

Looking Back At Our First Resident's...

Last month we reached another exciting milestone with the completion of our first three...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Ofem Ubi

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Ofem...

Ofem Ubi is a multidisciplinary artist from Nigeria who uses poetry, photography and film to...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Femi Johnson

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Femi...

Femi Johnson is a Director and Producer working in the fields of arts and culture and its future...

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Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor Ugoala

Meet G.A.S. Fellowship Resident Uzor...

Uzor Ugoala is one of the seven artists selected for the inaugural G.A.S. Fellowship...

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Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather Network

Y.S.F. Joins the World Weather...

We're excited to announce our participation in the World Weather Network, a constellation of...

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Quarterly Press Highlights

Quarterly Press Highlights

As we enter the second half of the year we wanted to share some of our press highlights from the...

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Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship Award Recipients

Announcing the G.A.S. Fellowship...

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Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat Helbock

Meet TURN2 Resident Lynhan Balatbat...

The first TURN2 resident to arrive in Lagos is Berlin-based Lynhan Balatbat Helbock, a...

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TURN2 Residencies

TURN2 Residencies

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Watch Now: Legacies and New Beginnings

Watch Now: Legacies and New...

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos and our guests had a...

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My Practice After Guest Projects Digital 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

My Practice After Guest Projects...

Akwasi Bediako Afrane is a Ghanaian artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana, whose works...

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Hosting Ideas for Progress

Hosting Ideas for Progress

⁠Throughout March 2022 University of the Arts London Colleges and Institutes open research and...

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G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local Audience

G.A.S. Lagos is Unveiled to a Local...

On 26th February we were finally able to unveil our new building in Lagos, a modern concrete...

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Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the Local Launch of G.A.S.

Joyful Celebrations in Ijebu Mark the...

On 20th February we celebrated the local launch of our new residency space in Ijebu, Nigeria. The...

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Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award 2022

Apply Now: G.A.S. Fellowship Award...

In tandem with the launch of our international artist residency programme in Nigeria, Guest...

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How You Can Support Our Foundation

Your generous contributions support the Foundation’s distinctive interdisciplinary residencies, research, education programmes and public events.